Book TV: Promoting Citizens' Literacy

Panelists discussed the impact of BookTV on the literacy movement. They spoke about a recent report from the National Endowment for… read more

Panelists discussed the impact of BookTV on the literacy movement. They spoke about a recent report from the National Endowment for the Arts that claimed that reading in the U.S. is in decline. They spoke about the relation between literature and other forms of communication and entertainment. The panelists discussed the role of television in book promotion, the connections between television appearances and sales, and the impact of BookTV on sales of books about public policy. All panelists answered questions from members the audience after the discussion. Book TV’s Senior Executive Producer Connie Doebele also contributed from the audience.

This was the first session of “C-SPAN: Adventures in Democracy,” a four-part series celebrating and analyzing the impact of C-SPAN’s twenty-five years on television. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Book TV: Promoting Citizens' Literacy

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Program ID:
183847-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
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Forum
Location:
New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Nov 14, 2004
Last Aired:
Dec 11, 2004

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  • Nov 14, 2004 | 6:29pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 18, 2004 | 7:19pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 11, 2004 | 2:29pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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